Category Responsibility to Protect

R2P: Solution for UN Dilemma regarding Intervention?

The concept of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’, invented by the ICISS in 2001 and adopted by the Un World Summit in 2005, tries to reconcile the controversy between humanitarian intervention and the sovereignty and non-intervention principle by giving a new account of legitimate sovereignty.¹ According to the 2005 World Summit Outcome Document, sovereignty is defined […]

The Formation of the Responsibility to Protect

The formation of the concept ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) will be outlined by describing the evolution from the “right to interfere” at the end of the 1980s until the formal presentation of R2P by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) in 2001. The last decade of the 20th century was characterized by […]